The Gift of Music places musical instruments in the hands of deserving school children and provides them with lifelong positive tools of change.


Help us make this a major success for our Columbus area youth.

How to Help

We need gently used or new instruments, amplifiers, and other music accessories (strings, stands, etc.).
  • Drop-off dates 2024: TBA
  • Drop off at any of our locations listed below
  • All donations are tax deductible
  • Instruments of high or rare value will be sold to aid in the purchase of band instruments
  • Use the hashtag #GiftofMusic2024 on social media
  • If you don’t have an instrument, you can donate via our GoFundMe page


2024 Drop-Off Dates:

August 24th – September 1st

We are still accepting monetary donations to aid in the purchase of instruments at our GoFundMe Page:

The Gift of Music FAQ

3 Q: Is my donation tax deductible?
A: Yes. You will receive an email receipt of your contribution, which you can use to complete 2023 tax filing to the IRS for a tax deduction.
Q: Who will be the recipients of the donated instruments?
A: Columbus area schools, after school programs, and other affiliate non-profits.
Q: I don’t have any spare instruments; how can I help?
A: You can donate to our Gofundme account! 
Q: Will you accept instruments in need of repair?
A: Instruments that require simple repairs like broken guitar strings, broken drum heads, and horns in need of new pads are fine. We also need amplifiers, reeds, saxophone and guitar straps.

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